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Kris Kobach: Voter Fraud Commission Will Meet This Month

Kris Kobach: Voter Fraud Commission Will Meet This Month
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By    |   Tuesday, 02 January 2018 04:01 PM

President Donald Trump's beleaguered election fraud commission plans to meet this month after getting delayed for months by eight lawsuits, commission head and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says.

In an interview with the Topeka Capitol-Journal, Kobach said the commission's "very small staff" in Washington, D.C., "has been bogged down in litigation."

"Much of the past few months has been spent by commission staff answering discovery requests for information and drafting affidavits and things that like — going through the legwork of litigation, and that takes time," he told the outlet.

Trump set up the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity after claiming he lost the popular vote to his opponent, Hillary Clinton, because of 3 million to 5 million illegal votes.

Among the eight lawsuits pending in federal court is one from a commission member — Maine Democratic Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap — and from groups including the American Civil Liberties Union and the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

The groups are alleging a lack of transparence and that the collection of Americans' personal data violates voters' privacy.

"I'm not aware of any presidential commission that has encountered so much litigation from special interest groups," Kobach told the Capitol-Journal.

The panel hasn't met since September.

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